“Act Normal And Make Everything Fair”
Book release date: April 7 2015
Voters may be disillusioned with politics, but children are fascinated by the big issues, claims the author of, “Act Normal And Make Everything Fair” – a new chapter book for kids, aged 5+. The book is out on Tuesday 7th April) – one month from the general election.
The book is the 6th title in the “Act Normal” series. All 5 previous books have reached at least the top 3 in Amazon Kindle’s children’s chapter book bestseller list.
“As they begin to read on their own, children want stories that are funny and exciting,” says Author, Christian Darkin, “but they’re also just as curious about the big issues.”
And Darkin is no stranger to covering those issues. Past books in the “Act Normal” series have tackled climate change, rhino poaching, and town planning.
Jenny, the book’s young protagonist has also dabbled in genetics and challenged the fact that adults spend far too much time playing on their mobile phones…
In “Act Normal And Make Everything Fair” feisty lead character, Jenny and her brother, Adam turn their entire town into a giant fair on the eve of the general election. They then go on the run from the press with the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition, and finally end up locking them both in a ferris wheel together to “sort it all out”. The book is literally a roller-coaster ride!
“Act Normal And Make Everything Fair” will be available from Amazon as a paperback at £3.99 or an e-book at £ 2.50.
On the launch day, the eBook will be on offer at just £1.50
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Christian Darkin is the author of bestselling “Act Normal” chapter books for children. For older readers, his credits include two young adult novels, “The Skull” (published by Bloomsbury) and a detective technothriller, “@thelogician”.
He has also written six non-fiction books, two science documentaries, a Doctor Who spin off film starring the sixth Doctor, and articles for dozens of magazines and most of the national newspapers.
His illustration work can be found in hundreds of children’s books but also in grown-up titles such as The scientific journal, Nature. He also works as an animator, creating graphics for an entire series for BBC Cbeebies (“Magic Hands”) as well as special effects for film and TV.
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